Why Did the Romans Not Sue For Peace After the Battle of Cannae?

Hannibal fully expected Rome to surrender after the Battle of Cannae. He sent the nobleman Carthalo to the city to present them with terms. The Romans wouldn’t let him into the city. Besides that, they allowed a delegation of ten prisoners captured in the battle to present their case for ransom, then passed a resolution […]

The Romans and the Celts: Part One. The Battle of Allia

The Celts, whom the Greeks called Keltoi or Galatae, and the Romans called Celti or Galli were widespread in Europe during the time of the rise of the Roman empire. The Romans called what is now France Gallia, but the Gaelic speaking people also inhabited  the British Isles, Northern Italy, parts of central and eastern […]